We are more than a museum. We’re a bunch of passionate, inquisitive, world-questioning folks who are awestruck at the amazing wonder that is our world. Join us as we muse about science, technology, engineering and math. Learn something new. Ponder a different theory. Pick up some facts for trivia night. And if we may be so bold – enrich your appreciation of science.
How’d you sleep last night? We often talk about how important sleep is because there’s more and more new research to back up that claim! We've seen the lack of sleep can cause lots of damage to the human system, but this new discovery is worthy of making it a big deal. After all, how often can we talk about brains being zombies?! Today''s big question is: When does the brain eat itself? '
A recent study has determined the rise and fall of the Roman Empire by studying the ancient climate in ice cores. How cool is that? Ice cold, of course. This brings up today’s big question: What can ice cores tell us about human history?
As of last year nearly 80% of American house holds have domesticated dogs or cats. These familiar pets are just some examples of the 1.2 million species of living things knows by science.
If you’ve visited The Dome for one of our planetarium shows, there’s a good chance you’ve heard a little about one of the most exciting topics in modern astronomy: exoplanets.
With summertime rapidly approaching, Virginians are bracing for those days of the year that kind of feel like we’re living inside of someone’s mouth, hot, sticky, and socially uncomfortable.